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These days even a lot of the low power cards still require dual PCI slots. So if you have a setup that requires a single slot video card solution it can be a little hard to find something that performs well and will also fit in your case. I don’t think people realize it, but XFX does a great job of creating a wide selection of cards to cover special uses like this. In the past we have seen models from them for people who need half height cards and even silent models. So it wasn’t a big shock when they sent over their R7 250 Core Edition single slot card. Really, the only question is how does it compare to the dual slot cards. If it’s anything like their past cards it should perform well, but the only way to find out for sure it to run it through our benchmark suite and see how it performs.

Product Name: XFX R7 250E Core Edition

Review Sample Provided by: XFX

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

 

Specifications

General

Product Description : CORE RADEON R7 250E 800M 1GB D5 DP HDMI DVI

UPC Number : 778656065819

Processor & Bus

Bus Type : PCI-E 3.0

Chipset version : Verde Pro

GPU Bus (bit) : 128

GPU Clock : 800 MHz

Performance Category : Warrior

Stream Processors : 512

Memory

Memory Bus : 128 bit

Memory Clock : 4.5 GHz

Memory Size : 1 GB

Memory Type : DDR5

Feature Technologies

AMD Eyefinity Technology : Y

AMD HD3D Technology : Y

AMD Stream Technology : Y

Environmental

RoHS : Y

Display Output

HDMI Ready : 1.4a

Max Supported Resolution (ANALOG) : 2048 x 1536

Max Supported Resolution (DIGITAL) : 2560 x 1600(DVI);4096 x 2160(HDMI;DP)

Output - Display Port : 1

Output - DL-DVI-I : 1

Output - HDMI : 1

Physical

Card Profile : Single

Thermal Solution : Fansink

Thermal Type : Single Slot

Card Dimension (cm) : 21.0 x 11.12 x 1.88

Card Dimension (inch) : 8.3 x 4.4 x 0.74 

Includes

Driver Disk Installation Guide : 1

Installation DVD : 1

Promotional Bundles : PSU Cross Marketing Insert

Quick Installation Guide : 1

Requirements

Minimum Power Supply Requirement : 450 watt

XFX Recommended Power Supply : XFX 550W

 

 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #35759 13 Oct 2014 15:36
While most of you are building higher end PCs, sometimes you just need a basic card that keeps the budget small. Todays card when combined with the rebate and free game is a steal, check it out

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